Cape Egmont Lighthouse facts for kids
|Cape Egmont and Mount Taranaki|
|Location||Cape Egmont, North Island, New Zealand|
|Year first constructed||1881|
|Construction||cast iron tower|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and lantern|
|Height||20 metres (66 ft)|
|Focal height||33 metres (108 ft)|
|Range||19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 8s.|
Cape Egmont Lighthouse is a lighthouse at Cape Egmont in the Taranaki Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is owned and operated by Maritime New Zealand. The light was manufactured by Simpson & Co., Pimlico, London, in 1864 and erected on Mana Island to the north west of Porirua in 1865, but it was sometimes confused with the Pencarrow Head light at the entrance to Wellington Harbour and in 1877 the light was dismantled and moved to Cape Egmont.
The light was demanned and fully automated in 1986.
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